Get Energized

Tom Hunt

Energy Hall

Good for

All Ages


Level 3

Brain Juice Focus


Explore the past, present and future of energy!

Each time you take a ride in a car, flip a light switch or take a hot shower, you’re seeing energy in action. Come dive into the possibilities of energy and learn how we harness natural resources like oil, natural gas and alternative energies. In the Tom Hunt Energy Hall, you will experience what it’s like to turn the valves of a full-size wellhead or use 3D technologies to map likely underground energy deposits.

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A view of the roadster museum display.

See a Modern-Day Roadster


Discover how modern off-road race cars are built with combustion engines, hydrogen fuel cell, electricity and more.

A young girl engages with the museum display.

Feel the Magnetic Pull


Manipulate the ring magnets of a tokamak and observe their effect on a stream of plasma.

A few adults engage with a museum display.

Explore the Reservoir


Feeling lucky? See if you can pick out the most productive oil well.

See a Modern-Day Roadster

Feel the Magnetic Pull

Explore the Reservoir

Energy Hall Scavenger Hunt

  • Find the gigantic drill bit — it’s 10 times the size of a real one!
  • Follow the story of energy, from its formation to its future.
  • See if you can find out how much electricity the Perot Museum has used today.

What to Do Next

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